EU4 set_base_manpower Console Command

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set_base_manpower Command
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This command sets the base manpower (multiplier) for the province with the specified ID to the specified value. Base manpower is the multiplier used in the calculation for province manpower. Province manpower is base manpower * manpower efficiency * local autonomy.

set_base_manpower [Province ID] [value]


The ID of the province you wish to change the base manpower of.


The value you wish to set the specified province's base manpower to.

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Quick Overview

The set_base_manpower command in Europa Universalis IV allows you to manipulate the base manpower in a specified province. Manpower is a critical resource in the game, and it represents the number of people who can be drafted into your country's armies.

By using this command followed by a specific value, you can set the base manpower to that specific value. This can strengthen your military capabilities by allowing you to maintain larger armies.

In-Depth Description

The set_base_manpower command in Europa Universalis IV (EU4) is a console command that allows you to directly modify the base manpower of a specific province in your empire.

In EU4, manpower is a crucial resource for any nation. It essentially represents the number of people in your country who are ready and available to be called into military service. More specifically, each month a percentage (depending on various factors such as technology, ideas etc) of your provinces' base manpower is added to your available manpower pool, which can then be used to recruit and reinforce armies.

This command is particularly useful in situations where you are in the need of a quick manpower boost. However, remember that it only changes the base manpower of a single province, so its impact on your overall manpower pool might not be as significant as you might think. However, if used on a larger scale or more populous provinces, it can greatly influence the military capabilities of your nation.

How to Open the Command Console

In EU4, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .